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Seminar: UK Combat Impunity

15 July 2020

The third seminar in the Dealing with the Past series entitled “Is the UK heading towards combat impunity?” was hosted online on 5 June 2020, with some 65 people joining online. In the seminar Dr Thomas Hansen, Lecturer in Law and member of the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, focused on a number of … Continue reading "Seminar: UK Combat Impunity"

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Summer School Input

10 July 2020

Today, 10 July 2020, the Hume O’Neill Chair, Professor Brandon Hamber, made an online input to the “Summer Institute in Northern Ireland: Lessons in Community Peacebuilding”. The Institute was moved online due to the Covid-19 context. The Institute is led by Professor Marie Breen-Smyth and is based at the University of Massachusetts (Boston) in partnership … Continue reading "Summer School Input"

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Briefing: Historical Institutional Abuse

26 June 2020

Professor Patricia Lundy and Professor Brandon Hamber have now published a Policy Brief based on work on historical institutional abuse and transitional justice. This policy briefing draws upon the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry to explicate the nexus of historical institutional abuse inquiries with transitional justice approaches. Through detailed analysis of empirical research with … Continue reading "Briefing: Historical Institutional Abuse"

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Seminar: Trauma-Informed Approach

18 May 2020

The second seminar in the Dealing with the Past series was hosted online on 18 May 2020, with some 250 people joining online. The seminar was entitled “The need for a trauma-informed approach to address the conflict’s legacy” and was delivered by Professor Siobhan O’Neill on 18 May 2020. In this seminar Professor O’Neill presents … Continue reading "Seminar: Trauma-Informed Approach"

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Transitional Justice & Historical Abuse

8 May 2020

Professors Brandon Hamber and Patricia Lundy have published a new article on “Lessons from Transitional Justice? Toward a New Framing of a Victim-Centered Approach in the Case of Historical Institutional Abuse”. The article was published in the journal Victims and Offenders in April 2020. The article critically examines transitional justice mechanisms to determine if historical … Continue reading "Transitional Justice & Historical Abuse"

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Seminar: Breaking Binary History

7 May 2020

The first of the “Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland” seminar series is now available online. The seminar was entitled “Breaking Binary History: Can the Stormont House Agreement facilitate a broader and more representative understanding of the past?”” by Dr Adrian Grant on 7 May 2020. The seminar is part of the Transitional Justice … Continue reading "Seminar: Breaking Binary History"

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Dealing with Past: Online Seminars

23 April 2020

Despite the challenging current context debates about how to address Northern Ireland’s past continue. The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) and INCORE, in partnership with Healing Through Remembering and the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace, will be hosting an online seminar series to debate these important issues. This online seminar series will … Continue reading "Dealing with Past: Online Seminars"

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Masculinities & UN WPS Agenda

3 April 2020

The WPS agenda, as defined by the UN Security Council, has latterly addressed itself more directly to the question of ‘engaging men and boys’. Professor Brandon Hamber, the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace, reflects on these developments and its significance in an online seminar available now. Listen to Seminar This event … Continue reading "Masculinities & UN WPS Agenda"

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Masculinities in Transition Publications

15 March 2020

The issue of masculinities in conflict is a topic Professor Hamber has been working on for some years now. This work now explores the changing nature of masculinities in conflict, its relationship to transitional justice and how the Women, Peace and Security Agenda addresses issues of masculinity (or not). The Chair has published numerous articles … Continue reading "Masculinities in Transition Publications"

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HECUA Programme at Magee

28 February 2020

Nigel Glenny from INCORE, the HECUA Program Director of “Conflict, Peace and Transition in Northern Ireland” is currently in the US promoting the HECUA programme. The HECUA programme offers a full semester programme for US students placed at the Magee Campus with internships in Derry/Londonderry. The programme falls under the John Hume and Thomas P. … Continue reading "HECUA Programme at Magee"

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